Friday, July 06, 2007

That kind of a day

...
There will be time, there will be time

To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;

There will be time to murder and create,

And time for all the works and days of hands

That lift and drop a question on your plate;

Time for you and time for me,

And time yet for a hundred indecisions,

And for a hundred visions and revisions,

Before the taking of a toast and tea.

(excerpt from) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock--T.S. Eliot



Trivia--C.S. Lewis thought Eliot marked the decline of poetry.
For JT (short). Eliot was born in St. Louis, and after attending a preparatory for Wash U., went to Milton Academy for a year, and from there to Harvard. (JT went to Wash U. and did not study poetry).

2 comments:

Matt said...

Eliot and Cummings were both interested in the same woman during their time at Harvard. Both wrote her poems.

Cummings got the girl.

}:D

Novel said...

Now that's funny. Think how different the face of poetry might have been if Eliot had not been so desperate to get married when he met Viv.